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Clare Balding To Replace Aled Jones

 
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Clare Balding To Replace Aled Jones Reply with quote

Clare Balding is to replace Aled Jones on Good Morning Sunday from January.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/oct/12/clare-balding-radio-2
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like Clare Balding and actually might give the show a listen - something I don't do now

Nothing against Aled but I just think his present Sunday show doesn't really work Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess contracts are renewed and he probably wants to spend time with his family. He's got a lot of grilling schedules with a Tour next year too, and recording Songs Of Praise, as well as Daybreak. One has to give.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't listen to Aled but I will give Clare a chance. It would be nice to have something decent to listen to when I have to get up early for work on Sundays. I am sure that there are some good presenters in local radio who would do a good job and save the BBC some money though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I enjoy Aled on Daybreak when I've seen him. He's serious and funny.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
I enjoy Aled on Daybreak when I've seen him. He's serious and funny.


Pity they don't give him a decent female co presenter instead of that silly arrogant bitch currently on our screens Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

She must have a contract with the BBC to be in as many shows as possible.

I'll give it a listen, I wasn't that keen on Aled.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob Shennan is filling station with as many female presenters as he can find at present, either cover - or their own shows.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it has been happening for some time but surely this news ends the pretence that Good Morning Sunday is in any sense a religious programme
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nickbucks wrote:
Well it has been happening for some time but surely this news ends the pretence that Good Morning Sunday is in any sense a religious programme


Who knows? She might be a raving evangelist. That'd be a laugh.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's essential for the presenter of this show to have a faith. What matters is getting the guests to talk about theirs.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the Aled...be a shame to see him go, but Clare will be a more than worthy replacement.

Today was meditation. Don't have to be religious to try that. It works, even for us heathens.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Clare Balding To Replace Aled Jones Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
Clare Balding is to replace Aled Jones on Good Morning Sunday from January.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/oct/12/clare-balding-radio-2


Good. This is the best news I've heard in a long time. Six years.... seems like much longer.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there nothing this bloody woman won't be on? She's presenting an awards programme about teachers this week. What the hell a sports journalist has got to do with teachers I will never know.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there no limit to the LGBT influence at the BBC - hetero presenters are as rare as hen's teeth.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I fail to see how anybody's sexual orientation affects their ability to be a good or bad presenter which is the only thing that matters to me.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

childprufe wrote:
Is there no limit to the LGBT influence at the BBC - hetero presenters are as rare as hen's teeth.

Ha! Sunday seems to have the highest LGBT presenters but even then it's only 3 (including Balding). Hardly taking over - and not that it matters anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Number Six wrote:
Is there nothing this bloody woman won't be on? She's presenting an awards programme about teachers this week. What the hell a sports journalist has got to do with teachers I will never know.


Well, she did go to school...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

childprufe wrote:
Is there no limit to the LGBT influence at the BBC - hetero presenters are as rare as hen's teeth.


surely it's just the LG part , I'm not aware of any Bs* or Ts on R2 but then you never can tell these days- especially on the radio..... I did hear a rumour that Deadly sometimes reads the news wearing a gym skirt and a "Kate" wig but you can't always beleive these rumours. Smile

* pretty much everyone is a B, off and on anyway, and as long as no one sees you. Embarassed Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

R2Icon wrote:
I'm not aware of any Bs* or Ts on R2

Cool Michael Ball, Claudia Winkelman Cool Possibly Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sunday Hour with Diane Louise Jordan between 6-7am The Clare from 7-9am.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And Clare's not on again, due to the grand national ? Rolling Eyes

They should give it full time to Hardeep Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
And Clare's not on again, due to the grand national ? Rolling Eyes

They should give it full time to Hardeep Very Happy


Oh, so it's live show?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
And Clare's not on again, due to the grand national ? Rolling Eyes

They should give it full time to Hardeep Very Happy


I agree! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mark occomore wrote:
nod wrote:
And Clare's not on again, due to the grand national ? Rolling Eyes

They should give it full time to Hardeep Very Happy


Oh, so it's live show?


I know it sounds unlikely , but it was Hardeep who said it was due to the grand national, maybe she was too busy in the week ?

Why do they get people to take on shows who then have other things to do?
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nod wrote:
mark occomore wrote:
nod wrote:
And Clare's not on again, due to the grand national ? Rolling Eyes

They should give it full time to Hardeep Very Happy


Oh, so it's live show?


I know it sounds unlikely , but it was Hardeep who said it was due to the grand national, maybe she was too busy in the week ?

Why do they get people to take on shows who then have other things to do?
Rolling Eyes


That's R2 all over now though, isn't it. No proper radio presenters any more, just minor slebs trating it as a part time job. Dermot off to do Big Brother (or whatever it is, I would never watch it) EP disappearing for weeks on end, presumably Graham Norton will be disappearing for the summer (note to Boss, can I do that please). Michael Ball's on tour.

Nice work if you can get it
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Completely agree. Smile
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PostPosted: Sun May 19, 2013 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, Clare Balding isn't in again today. It would be interesting to know how many weeks she has missed since she "took over" GMS. This isn't a judgement on my part, I don't mind whether it's her or Hardeep.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

essexlady wrote:
Well, Clare Balding isn't in again today. It would be interesting to know how many weeks she has missed since she "took over" GMS. This isn't a judgement on my part, I don't mind whether it's her or Hardeep.


She seems to find plenty of time for TV work. She's got two shows on telly this week. Make your mind up Balding
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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essexlady wrote:
Well, Clare Balding isn't in again today. It would be interesting to know how many weeks she has missed since she "took over" GMS. This isn't a judgement on my part, I don't mind whether it's her or Hardeep.


She seems to find plenty of time for TV work. She's got two shows on telly this week. Make your mind up Balding

Wait till BT Sport launches with the next football season, as she's a regular on there too.
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PostPosted: Mon May 27, 2013 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
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essexlady wrote:
Well, Clare Balding isn't in again today. It would be interesting to know how many weeks she has missed since she "took over" GMS. This isn't a judgement on my part, I don't mind whether it's her or Hardeep.


She seems to find plenty of time for TV work. She's got two shows on telly this week. Make your mind up Balding

Wait till BT Sport launches with the next football season, as she's a regular on there too.


Makes me glad I don't have much interest in sport Very Happy
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